Updated: January 15, 2021 1:45:02 am
In the petition filed by a lawyer, a direction has also been sought to the Centre for laying down guidelines to ensure that the instant messaging platform does not share any data of its users with any third party or Facebook and its companies for any purpose.
“This type of arbitrary behaviour and browbeating cannot be accepted in a democracy.”
Under Article 226, the plea argues, a writ can be issued to “any person or authority”, including the private bodies, and also for the enforcement of fundamental rights or “for any other purpose”.
WhatsApp has become an important mode of communication among the citizens of India and is also being used to aid multiple governmental functions, the petition says.
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